Cannon and Lavassas Capture School Records on Day One

Cannon and Lavassas Capture School Records on Day One

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The University of Miami track and field team completed day one of the UNF East Coast Relays Friday night at Hodges Stadium. 

In his first career appearance in the event, junior Austen Cannon clocked 9:02.22 in a grueling 3000m steeplechase to earn the school record and fifth place finish. 

Daphnee Lavassas also broke her own 5000m school record Friday night in Jacksonville as the Miami distance runner clocked 16:08.90 to finish first by an impressive 49 seconds.

Hurricanes thrower Milton Ingraham II rewrote the school record books once again — this time in men’s shot put. 

Ingraham finished first with a mark of 18.08m (59 feet, 4 inches), a throw that stands fourth in the ACC and is the fifth-best shot put throw in outdoor school history. 

Miami jumper Kennedy Sauder tallied another first place finish in his signature event, the men’s high jump.  The 2024 indoor all-American and ACC indoor Champion ended with a height of 2.15m (7 feet, 0.5 inches) to claim his fourth first-place finish in a Miami uniform.

Tomorrow’s events will start at 9 a.m. eastern time with the men’s discus and women’s javelin. Track events are scheduled to start at noon with the women’s and men’s 4x100m relay.

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